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Re: VMs: Manchu theory

--- elvogt@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> Zitat von Jorge Stolfi <stolfi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>:

> > The "recipes" section of the VMS, in particular,
> > appears to have the same number of recipes (365) 
> > as the Sennong Bencao

> Which happens to be the number of days in the year.
> Did anybody look at the
> recipe section from that angle -- that perhaps it's
> a kind of calendar, a
> dictionary of patron saints or such?

Yes. It's one of the traditional hypotheses.
However, there's a small problem. (No comment :-) )
There are 324 extant paragraphs, and two complete
folios are missing. Extrapolation using 15
paragraphs per side would lead to 384.
It's not impossible that one page had something else,
or there is another long paragraph somewhere.

Cheers, Rene

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